Manual Screen Mounted on Drywall

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It’s a common question and it’s more important to know that it’s best not to mount anything that weighs more than a picture frame. Pulling down on a lanyard is just inviting disaster. This is not a product flaw but rather just the physics of drywall.  We want you to be happy with your product but we also want you to use it safely.

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*The discussion below is based on actual chat transcripts with the omission of any personal/confidential material to protect the customer’s privacy. An example in this case is to change the contact’s identification name/number to “Customer” or a generic name.



  • [17:43]        Jaime Thank you for contacting Elite Screens.  How may I help you?
  • [17:43] Customer: Hello Im looking at buying some wall brackets for my manual screen:
  • [17:43] Customer
  • [17:45] Customer: They don’t look strong enough to hold a pull down screen if attached to drywall. Do they require a stud.
  • [17:46]        Jaime : The screen and brackets are strong enough but drywall is not. I recommend either aligning with wall studs or reinforcing the installation by putting in a horizontal panel attached to the studs.
  • [17:47]        Jaime : The drywall itself will not stand up well against the force of pulling down the manual screen’s lanyard.
  • [17:49] Customer: My other option is to hang my AEON screen but it is unlikely I will have a stud. The pull down action is very heavy on manuals.
  • [17:49]        Jaime : I would go with flush-mounting the Aeon frame screen instead.  Do not mount a manual screen to drywall.
  • [17:49]        Jaime : Okay, If I cannot align with the wall studs, I’ll get the frame screen instead.
  • [17:50]        Jaime : Thanks for the help
  • [17:50] Customer: My pleasure, thank you for choosing Elite Screens.
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